Got my Nikon D200 repaired!

by mary on June 8, 2012

Nikon D200 Body

Nikon D200 body

I’m so glad to see our trusty D200 after its six weeks with Nikon repair! The battery contacts had worn out and it had lost its ability to hold a charge. It returned cleaned and reconditioned with its rubber seals replaced, as if you’d taken your used car into the shop and they’d not only fixed it, but detailed and changed the tires.

This workhorse camera is not the sexy new model, more like the old truck that you keep on driving. It’s tough and works well for what I need. There are better, faster DSLR’s now with great autofocus capabilities, and if I were trying to take pictures of birds, not food, I’d be longing after one.

Our family is hard on equipment so we like the Nikon durability, expressed in this camera with the all-metal body. I also like the controls. You don’t have to dig through complicated menus to do things. It has a lot of buttons instead.

I snapped this shot with my iPhone, but this’ll be the last iPhone photo you see from me for a while!

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Kiersten
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June 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Hooray! So glad you got your camera back safe and sound. I used my iPhone for most of my first year of blogging and while it works in a pinch, it’s no DSLR. ;)
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mary June 14, 2012 at 6:59 am

I only had the original iPhone until just a few weeks ago, the camera on it is not much!

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msihua
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June 10, 2012 at 3:43 am

Yippee! Finally you got it back :) I know you’ve been a little nikon-sick without it :)
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mary June 14, 2012 at 7:00 am

Yup, I’m not feeling picky about my photos right now, everything looks darned good in comparison with the pictures I’d been taking lately.

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Will June 15, 2012 at 2:34 am

Did you have to get the sensor cleaned of dust also. That is the one thing I really do not like about my Nikon… the sensor is a dust magnet!
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mary June 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Yes, Will, that entire generation of DSLRs is prone to dust problems. The newer cameras have dust protection. It was great to get the camera cleaned and get rid of the dust speck artifacts on my images.

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the wicked noodle
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June 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm

That’s awesome! I lost my good camera and was without it for a few months. Then hubby found it – I was sooo relieved I didn’t have to replace it.
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mary June 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm

You lost it? Wow, that must have been so trying. I’m so glad it showed up.

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